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Summer Reading Programs for All Ages

early lit slogan       Jane Austen

Summer Reading Programs for all ages begin on Monday, June 19! This year, the theme for children (birth-grade 5) and young adults (grade 6-12) is Build a Better World. Sign up at your local Library Branch for the children's reading programs. Young adults, click here for more information or to sign up online.

The theme for adults is Jane Austen 200, in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen. Sign up for the adult program at the reference desk or click here to sign up online.

Kings Park Branch Teen Programs

Teen Gardening Club
Mondays, June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, August 14, 21, 28, September 11, 18 • 4:00-5:00pm
During this weekly club, teens will get their hands dirty as they plant and tend a vegetable garden at the Kings Park Library. We will learn how to plant, and care for vegetables and herbs that teens will be able to bring home when the time comes to harvest.  Please dress appropriately for working outside. Register
Battle of the Books
Thursdays, June 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August, 1 (Tuesday), 3, 7 (Monday), 8 (Tuesday), 10 • 3:30-5:00pm 
The Battle of the Books is a county-wide competition for young adults who wish to represent their public library. The competition will take place on Saturday, August 12 at Stony Brook University. Teams will answer trivia questions based on eight different books and score points for their team with each correct answer. To be eligible to participate, you must be entering grades 6-9; you must be able to attend meetings and must be ready for a summer of reading fun. Register

Craft Buddies Volunteers
Wednesday, July 5 • 4:00-5:00pm
Earn community service credit by assisting younger children in making a seasonal craft. Each teen will receive one hour of community service for participating. Register

Art Buddies Volunteers
Monday, July 10 • 4:00-5:00pm
Enjoy earning community service by spending an afternoon paired with a younger child for some art projects. Each teen will receive one hour of community service for participating. Register

Game Buddies Volunteers
Tuesday, July 11 • 3:30-4:30pm
Earn community service credit by playing fun board games with younger children. Each teen will receive one hour of community service for participating. Register

Ice Cream Cone Cookies
Tuesday July 11 • 7:00-8:00pm
Have fun decorating ice cream cone-shaped cookies with colored glaze and sprinkles. Please inform staff of any food allergies at time of registration. Register

Teen Game Night
Wednesday, July 12 • 7:00-8:00pm
Come enjoy a fun night of gaming, pizza, and snacks. Register

MakerSpace: Green Screen Fun
Wednesday, July 19 • 5:00-6:00pm
Experiment with our green screen, the same technology they use for special effects in movies! Have your picture taken in front of a background image of your choosing and take home one printed copy and a digital copy of the photo via email. Please do not wear green clothing. Register

Teen Art Studio
Tuesday July 18 • 4:00-5:00pm
Enjoy a relaxing time in our Teen Art Studio. This month we will be making sun catchers. Register

Teen Volunteer Opportunity
Wednesday July 26 • 7:00-8:00pm
A variety of volunteer opportunities will be offered at the Library throughout the year. Each teen will receive one hour of community service. Register

Science Buddies Volunteers
Saturday, July 29 • 10:30-11:30am
Join this innovative program which pairs teens and children together to work with simple, but awesome projects that explore science, engineering and math. Teens receive an hour of community service for participating. Register


Staff Pick

Dead Wake
Dead Wake by Erik Larson
Setting sail on May 1, 1915, The Lusitania was a monument to the hubris and ingenuity of the age. Erik Larson ushers us aboard the ship as it begins its tragic and final crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. Along the way, Larson paints a portrait of America at the height of the Progressive Era and captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster whose intimate details and true meaning have long been obscured in the mists of history.

Library Hours

Monday - Thursday:
10:00am - 9:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
(September - May;
Smithtown & Commack only)


man with cameraLibrary staff may take photographs or video recordings at Library programs for use in publicity. This includes use in our Newsletter, website and social media pages. Please inform us if you do not want photos or videos taken of you or your child.

Recycle Station

The Smithtown Library collects the following items for recycling cell phones & eyeglasses.
The Library no longer accepts batteries for recycling. The Town of Smithtown now allows residents to dispose of many household batteries in their garbage. For more information click here.


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The Smithtown Library

Long Island's Largest Library Serving the Communities of Smithtown:
Commack, Fort Salonga, Hauppauge, Head of the Harbor, Kings Park, Nesconset, Nissequogue, Saint James, Smithtown, Village of the Branch

Commack Branch

3 Indian Head Road
Commack, NY 11725

Kings Park Branch

One Church Street
Kings Park, NY 11754

Nesconset Branch

148 Smithtown Boulevard
Nesconset, NY 11767

Smithtown Main Building

One North Country Road
Smithtown, NY 11787